Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pay It Forward

While I was in California, I recieved this wonderful bag and pin from Pam (Passionate Purple Quilter). I had agreed to Pay It Forward with her back in July.

This is an exchange based on the concept of the movie "Pay It Forward", where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with the hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness will pass it on. (Side note: Interestingly, this concept was discussed by Benjamin Franklin back in 1784!)

So here is how it works: I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF with me.

I don't know yet what that gift will be, but it will be handmade by me and it will be sent in the next 6 months. What you need to do in return then is Pay It Forward by making the same commitment on your blog. Please remember I will need an email address to correspond with you.

This is your chance to get a handmade gift made by Me! That doesn't happen too often. I know you'll just jump at this chance!
Oh, and you can leave a comment without signing up for the PIF, just so ya know.

Didn't Pam do a beautiful job on the bag? I just love it!


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  2. What a fun little bag. You are blessed. I love the idea of paying it forward with handmade gifts. Although I am one of the early responders I probably shouldn't count, because I just found your blog for the first time today. So send something on to someone else, but come visit my blog at


  3. I am somewhat new to blogging and think it would be fun to play pay it forward. Visit my blog
    Looking forward to hearing from you


  4. Oooooh me,me, me (she says jumping up and down.) I'd love to play. I did a PIF with Pam so it just shows how the old saying "what goes around comes around" or however that saying goes. I'd love a handmade gift from you, Sharon. And I love making something for new friends, too. So count me in.

  5. I always try to PIF in all aspects of my life. Things alway come around one way or another. Just by smileing at someone you can affect them. Drives my children nuts that I will just stop and talk to random people all the time. If I have it to give I will. Good for you and your blog.

  6. What a lovely bag! The pin is beautiful as well! I love the idea of PIF, I didn't know about Benjamin Franklin, but I have been wanting to read a book by him.

  7. Yes...the bag is nice...and this sounds like a good idea!!

  8. Such a generous idea.
    And I really love the DWR simple, but so pretty

  9. Just found your blog and love the PIF idea it is always nice to do something positive in this world. I have met wonderful creative people in cyber space. I always get inspired after a visit to their little corner of the world.

  10. Your string quilt is very pretty. I love the stories and memories it holds for you. And as you know, the twin quilt inspired me to try out the same pattern... Your PIF bag is a great gift, lovely cat fabric - very appropriate!
    It's funny, I recieved Gwen and Freddy's book on thursday. Lots of inspiration. I will enjoy browsing through and start planning...


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